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Jesse Chavez, Drew Pomeranz being considered for spot start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitchers Jesse Chavez and Drew Pomeranz are being considered for a spot start next week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

The A's want to line up their pitching staff so that their top four pitchers will face off against the Angels in an upcoming series. The team would add either Chavez or Pomeranz for a spot start in this scenario. 

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Everth Cabrera could begin running Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Padres infielder Everth Cabrera will begin jogging Monday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

Cabrera is attempting to work his way back from a hamstring injury. He was able to take grounders and hit in the cages Thursday, but won't begin running until Monday. Cabrera hit .232/.272/.300 over 357 at-bats prior to the injury.

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Joaquin Benoit could return Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Padres pitcher Joaquin Benoit could return Friday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Benoit was able to get through a bullpen session Thursday, and stressed that he didn't think he would need a trip to the disabled list. He's posted a 1.64 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. 

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Dan Otero sent down Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Dan Otero has been optioned to the minors Thursday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Otero's stay in the minors should be short, as he's expected back up when rosters expand. He has a 2.28 ERA over 71 innings. Otero was likely sent down in order to make room for Craig Gentry. Gentry is expected back Friday.

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Albert Pujols ejected Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was ejected from Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

Pujols was thrown out in the sixth inning. He struck out earlier in the inning, but was thrown out a few batters later. Manager Mike Scioscia left the dugout to argue balls and strikes, and was immediately tossed from the game. Though Pujols remained in the dugout, he was also thrown out. Pujols went 0 for 3, with two strikeouts before he was ejected. It was just the sixth time in his career Pujols was thrown out of a game. 

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Blake Parker is the 26th man Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cubs pitcher Blake Parker will act as the 26th man Thursday against the Giants.

Parker was added for Game 2 of the team's doubleheader. He'll likely be optioned to the minors following the game. Parker has a 6.57 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in the majors. 

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Carlos Sanchez to get the call Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

White Sox infielder Carlos Sanchez will be called up Friday, according to MLB.com.

Sanchez will take the place of Gordon Beckham on the roster. Sanchez has hit .293/.349/.412 over 437 at-bats at Triple-A. 

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Yoenis Cespedes leaves early due to personal matter
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game due to a personal matter.

Cespedes left in the top of the fourth inning. He was replaced by Will Middlebrooks. Cespedes struck out in his only at-bat of the game. 

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Chris Perez likely to be activated when rosters expand
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Dodgers reliever Chris Perez is likely to be activated once rosters expand, according to SBNation.

Perez will likely throw three more times in the minors before making his return. He's posted a 5.03 ERA over 39 1/3 innings. 

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Hanley Ramirez looking at Sunday return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez is looking at a Sunday return, according to the Los Angeles Times

Ramirez has been sidelined since August 8 due to an oblique injury. Manager Don Mattingly said he expects Ramirez to be good to go Sunday. Ramirez has hit .277/.367/.455 over 354 at-bats. 

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